Matthew 26:6-13 An Act of Devotion

What does it mean to put Jesus first? What does it mean to give him your “all” as he has given his all to you? In today’s podcast we’ll look at exactly that in the story of “Jesus Anointed at Bethany”. It’s a story of contrasts…it’s a story of hope…and it’s a major story in the moments before the cross. Continue reading Matthew 26:6-13 An Act of Devotion

Matthew 21:33-46 And Yet He Still Came

The story of the people of God is one that is quite troubled…from day 1! So what does it mean to BE the people of God? What does it mean to navigate this world as believers…and what happens when we don’t? In today’s Lenten podcast we look at the parable of the tenants and just how horrible we are…and yet how full of grace God is! Continue reading Matthew 21:33-46 And Yet He Still Came

Mark 10:1-12 Living Lives Reflective of Heaven

Some Pharisees asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” What an interesting question! An “interesting” because there is SOOOOOO much that is being asked, and answered, in this question. So while this seems like a pretty straight-forward question it really isn’t. So join me as we dive in to CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT! Continue reading Mark 10:1-12 Living Lives Reflective of Heaven

Mark 9:30-50 Discipleship 101

What does it mean to be the “greatest” in the eyes of Christ? It’s a question the disciples wanted to know – and yet it’s an answer they weren’t ready to hear. For you and I, it’s a great reminder that the ways of heaven must become the ways of this earth – and the ways of Christ’s disciples must be that of heaven. Continue reading Mark 9:30-50 Discipleship 101

Mark 9:2-13 The Transfiguration of Christ

A long time ago there was a moment. A moment upon a mountain that declared the glory of Christ. A moment, upon a mountain that declared that Christ is the culmination of all things. A moment that declared that the Law pointed to him and that all the prophets declared Jesus as well. A moment, that Peter, James, and John, would need to remember because their faith, their work, their “discipling” would need strength. Encouragement…is what they would need. Continue reading Mark 9:2-13 The Transfiguration of Christ

Mark 8:14-26 Yeast and Blindness: Seeing Christ

What does it mean to be “spiritually blind?” It’s a great question – and I wonder if we can even define that as WE are spiritually blind in many ways – and yet in our story today Jesus helps us “see” (so to speak). So join me as we look at this “hinge” text of Mark and the foreshadowing that he does! Continue reading Mark 8:14-26 Yeast and Blindness: Seeing Christ